Bill Callahan is difficult to put into one specific genre. His moody and simple yet beautiful music has tinges of country, folk, and Americana, but the overall effect is another thing entirely. The 47-year-old singer/songwriter grew up in Maryland and spent some time in England as a child, but today, he’s based right here in Austin. Callahan performed under the moniker Smog from the early 90s until 2005, and his recently-released album Deep River is the fourth LP released under his own name. Deep River showcases Callahan’s deadpan, baritone voice, and his songs exude a unique sort of bluntness, all of which come together for a unique and utterly enjoyable album. Opening song “The Sing” is a certain stand-out and has received well-deserved critical acclaim.
Callahan stopped by our studio this past month for a wonderful performance, and you can take a listen right here!